It’s Ahoure or Gardner for 100m

first_imgK.C. Graham: All eyes will be on Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce today in the women’s 100m as there is speculation that she is not yet ready to compete with the big girls due to a toe injury.Lowe: She certainly isn’t ready and has said as much, noting yesterday that this is a test to see where she is. Still, she’s a fighter and will try her best I’m sure. However, after missing as much training as she has, it’s hard to see her winning here.K.C. Graham: And the field is a quality one as there are four sub-10.80 seconds athletes in the field although I do not expect much from Carmelita Jeter and it will be interesting to see how Blessing Okagbare runs here after being easily beaten by Elaine Thompson recently.Lowe: Fraser-Pryce won here last year in 10.81 but I doubt we’ll see that kind of time from anyone in this field today unless helped by wind. Nobody is in particularly great form and it might be an opportunity for another Jamaican, Simone Facey, who has gone 11.00 and 11.05 this year to make a good impression.K.C. Graham: I am really happy for Facey, who is making a big comeback this season and I expect her to improve on her season’s best of 11.00 seconds. However, I think they will all have to chase English Gardner, who likes this track and this is home for her as she has scored several wins in the past here including NCAA titles for Oregon. I think she could go sub-10.90.Lowe: She had a close win last year in the ‘B’ race over Elaine Thompson in 10.84 and like you said, loves to compete here in front of her fans from college days. She has also gone 11.04 this year too and has been bouncing around in the hotel and looking quite eager to step on the track.K.C. Graham: The race is going to be very close though as Barbara Pierre, the Indoor 60 metres champion, is bubbling with confidence while Ahoure and Bartoletta want to do well. I think Fraser-Pryce will just go through the motions here as coach Stephen Francis is a smart guy and is waiting for Rio but you know as a Nike athlete she has to show up for this meet.Lowe: I think she wants to do more than just show up here. She has missed several training sessions and is running out of time before trials. She won’t risk further injury – I don’t think, but she’ll certainly want to give herself and her coach a real opportunity to see just where they are at this point. I think Ahoure has this one covered. She’s been working well so far this season especially on the final phase. She wins a close one ahead of Gardner. A healthy finish will be key for SFP at this stage, a fast time would be a bonus and winning is not her primary focus here.K.C. Graham: You can take this trifecta to the bank my friend. It is Gardner from Ahoure from a fast finishing Okagbare for third.Lowe: Thank you but I’ll pass, my record so far speaks for itself so let me reiterate. Ahoure over Gardner. Third place is up for grabs.last_img read more

GROWING MEDICAL GANJA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 1, 2016 – Does the TCI want to enter the Agri-business industry with this controversial crop.  Speaker, Felicia Persuad, an award winning journalist says it’s a multi billion dollar industry.Persuad said this product, like the coconut is hijacked by the rest of the world, when it’s roots are in the Caribbean.  Said TCIG should also move in ‘timeliness’ when serving the country and must promote investment advantages as we do Tourism; same vigor. Related Items:Medical Ganja, TCI and medical ganja?last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Food Service Specialist at SpeedwayPart-Time Food Service Specialist at SpeedwayFull-Tme Solar Installer at Vivnt SolarFull-Time Grill Cook at Cafe Services, Inc.Full-Time Deli Attendant at Cafe Services, Inc.Part-Time Dietary Aide at Cafe Services, Inc.Full-Time Chef Manager (Senior Dining) at Cafe Services, Inc.Part-Time Package Handler at UPSPart-Time Afternoon Loader/Backup Driver at OptimaPart-Time Delivery Driver at Optima(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz To Step Down

Share Elaine Thompson/APHoward Schultz, pictured in 2017, is stepping down as executive chairman of Starbucks as of June 26.Updated at 5: 18 p.m. ETHoward Schultz announced Monday he will be stepping down as Starbucks’ chief executive chairman and member of the board of directors on June 26.“I set out to build a company that my father, a blue-collar worker and World War II veteran, never had a chance to work for,” Schultz wrote in a letter to Starbucks partners. “Together we’ve done that, and so much more, by balancing profitability and social conscience, compassion and rigor, and love and responsibility.”Upon his retirement he’ll carry the title of chairman emeritus, but the announcement has fueled speculation that Schultz may be considering a move into politics.Schultz became director of operations and marketing for Starbucks in 1982, and later led a group of investors in buying the company.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. read more